Adam Ant tells audience at Christian charity event to ‘f-off,’ checks into mental health facility
British pop star Adam Ant checked into a mental health facility in the UK recently, after an offensive outburst he made during a comeback concert in a church recently, according to the Daily News.
Ant, whose real name is Stuart Goddard, was the lead singer of Adam and the Ants. He suffers from bipolar disorder and was sectioned under the UK Mental health Act of 1983, Spinner reported.
He is now at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, from where he released a statement that said, “Ant fans — please send me postcards at the Chelsea & Westminster hospital, Fulham Road.” He discouraged fans from coming to the hospital because “it may upset the staff who have been really pleasant,” according to Spinner.
Ant’s treatment followed several controversial appearances, but the most discussed incident was an intimate show at a Christian charity event at a church in Hampshire on May 10, Spinner reported.
Goddard opened the show with the Rolling Stone song, “Symphony for the Devil.” When the crowd jeered, Goddard told the audience to “f— off” and then walked off the stage, according to the Portsmouth News.
The event was partly to promote Ant’s new album, ‘Adam Ant Is the Blueback Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter,’ and partly to raise support for the Philippines Community Foundation the Portsmouth News reported.
Following the debacle, Ant in an interview called the locals “gangsters” and said the place was “worse than Birmingham or Manchester,” according to the Portsmouth News.
In Ant’s statement from Chelsea & Westminster Hospital he said he hoped to be back in good form later this year. “I am having a well earned rest at Her Majesty’s Pleasure and am painting and continuing being an art student,” he said. “I have a great view and am considering gigs later in the year,” the Spinner said.